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rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
stately - formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest